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RE: New feature negotiation syntax

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 17:38:55 -0700
Message-Id: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F48502BD4B3E@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: 'Larry Masinter' <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Our current line is that we don't want ANY of this going over the wire.
We would rather use active content that accesses a client side object
model and finds what it needs. Caches a lot easier too.
	Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Larry Masinter [SMTP:masinter@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 08, 1997 12:05 AM
> To:	Koen Holtman
> Cc:	http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject:	Re: New feature negotiation syntax
> 
> Yow, now we have to put feature tags in quotes, too?
> 
> Look, it was hard enough to push back on
> 
> User-Agent: MSIE 4.0, 400x600
> 
> User-Agent: MSIE 4.0
> 
> to 
> 
> Accept-Features: "x:screenwidth#600", "x:screenheight#400"
> 
> I don't think so.
> 
> Maybe we could go back to do/dont/will/wont:
> 
> will: this is what I will do. Outside of default
>      assumptions, don't expect me to do anything that
>      I didn't say "will" or "do" for.
> wont: I won't do this. Even if it is the default to
>       do it. So don't ask.
> do: please do this.  But if you don't, I'll cope.
>    If this is a fact about me, well, please give me something
>    for recipients like me
> dont: please don't do this. I won't like it, but I'll cope.
> 
> "accept:" and "accept-charset:" are "will".
> "accept-language:" is "do".
> Of the features, listed, most are "do", but I think a few
> are "will".
> 
> do: width#600,height#400
> 
> On first principles, I think merging PEP and feature negotiation
> is a reasonable thing to consider.
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